CORNWALL, Ontario - A well-known broadcast journalist is anchoring the upcoming United Way Campaign Kick-Off breakfast.
Max Keeping, known throughout the region for decades of work as a journalist at CTV Ottawa, will provide some insights to patrons at the breakfast, Sept. 10 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 297 in Cornwall.
"I've always been impressed with Cornwall's ability to give and its generosity," Keeping said in an interview. "I think United Ways are an important part of their communities, regardless of size."
Keeping was the campaign chair in Ottawa for 2011, and he made a concerted effort to ensure when he stepped down younger people took over the reins.
"The next generation needs to move now," he said. "We've got to show how young people can make an impact on their hometown.
"And the young people view things like this globally."
The United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m., is being sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall.
Executive director Frank Rockett said the campaign goal will be announced at that event, and new fundraising events will also be unveiled to the public.
It took a last-minute push last year for the United Way to reach its $685,000 goal.